Last time I’ve looked up Taylor Swift was when I discovered that she’s singing two songs for the movie The Hunger Games. The eerie looking music video of the song Safe and Sound (which  features The Civil Wars) fits the scene of Rue dying in the arms of Katniss to a T, like telling her, “Time to rest little one, you don’t have to suffer anymore.” The other song “Eyes Open”, which wasn’t included in the film but is listed on the soundtrack album, talks about Katniss’ relationship with the Capitol.

Months later, the lead single of her upcoming fourth album “Red” is widely talked about on Twitter.

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If you ask me who is my favorite male anime character right now, I would definitely give you the same answer since I was in grade school – Li Syaoran of Cardcaptor Sakura.

Li Syaoran hails from Hong Kong. The successor of the powerful Li clan, his family consists of his mother, his four sisters and Wei (I count him here because he basically raised Syaoran through the years). He went to Japan to get the Clow cards but falls in love with the enemy 😛

He looks tough on the outside. Yes, he might have been a bit harsh to Sakura at first. But this guy has values, dreams and a loving soul.

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From the organizers that brought you the first ever J-Pop convention in the Philippines comes another exciting fan gathering J-Pop event in celebration to Japanese popular music!

J-Pop Music Festival Event Program

12:00NN – Ticket Selling

01:00PM – Opening of Gates

01:15PM – Opening Remarks

01:30PM – Special Performance

01:35PM – Fan Club Activity: Kis-My-Ft2 Philippines + ABC-Z Philippines (Ebi Ph)

01:50PM – Event Highlight: J-Pop Diva Showdown

03:00PM – Fan Club Activity: Japan Fan Boys Philippines + Wataholic Philippines + HeiSei PH

03:15PM – Special Performance

03:30PM – Fan Club Activity: Namie Amuro Philippines + BoA Philippines + Utada Hikaru Ph

03:45PM – Event Highlight: J-Pop Cover Dance Competition

05:00PM – Fan Club Activity: JUMP Fandom Academy Philippines +  L’Arc~en~Ciel PH

05:15PM – Special Performance

05:30PM – J-Pop Trivia and Games

05:40PM – Announcement of Winners + Raffle

Note: Please keep your ticket stub for a chance to win exciting gifts from our sponsor.

Source: FB

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My kind of perfect during this rainy season is staying in my bed, spending time reading a good book or browsing different blogs on my smartphone, drinking a hot cup of tea/choco and listening to music? I know you do too ♥

But most of us tend to sleep and sleep 😛

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Manila, Philippines – Jejaview is tight. Their chemistry is flawless and their songs are densely packed, ear-candy-sonic-assaults from start to finish. A Jejaview live show is truly a sight to witness. As band mates, their closeness and determination to succeed as professional musicians inspire hunger and a rigorous work ethic among one another. Towards their fans, Jejaview is all about real interaction and getting out in the scene through concerts, gigs, and social media. Keeping it tight has been Jejaview’s mantra since day one.

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Philippines-Japan Friendship Month Opens on July 5 with Eiga Sai—The Japanese Film Festival

Enjoy free screenings of much-awaited contemporary Japanese films in July and August at the 2012 Eiga Sai. Presented by the Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, UP Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, ClickTheCity.com and NET 25 TV. An invitational screening of the film ‘Villain’ on July 5 at Shang Cineplex Cinema 2, EDSA, Mandaluyong City is the kick-off event for the festivity.

Villain is a gritty social critique drama directed by Lee Sang-il, director of the multi-award film—Hula Girls. Eri Fukatsu who won the Best Actress Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010 and Japan Academy Prize 2011 for her role (Mitsuyo), takes on challenging and heated love scenes, playing a woman on the run with a murderer. Satoshi Tsumabuki (Yuichi) runs away after killing a woman (Yoshino) he met on a dating website. While the families of the victim and the assailant are left in agony, Mitsuyo becomes increasingly entangled in her relationship with Yuichi. The film was based on the novel “Akunin” by Shuichi Yoshida published in April 2007.

The film has also enjoyed successful runs at various international film festivals and emerged as one of the most acclaimed films from Japan in 2010, earning 15 nominations from the Japan Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture, Director and a variety of acting affirmations.

Completing this year’s roster of exciting films to be featured are the PEAK –The RescuersRailways, Happy FlightTomorrow’s JoeIn His ChartColorfulAbacus And SwordPermanent Nobara, and Ninja Kids.

All films will be shown in 35mm format with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the

  • Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 (July 5 to 15)
  • Gaisano South Citimall, Davao City (July 20 to 22)
  • Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 7 to 12)
  • UP Film Institute, Quezon City (August 15 to 21)

Screening Schedules

SHANG CINEPLEX CINEMA 4 EDSA, Mandaluyong City

JULY 5 (Thursday) – Opening Night by Invitation at Cinema 2

  • Villain 7:00 PM

JULY 6 (Friday)

  • Railways 2:00 PM
  • Permanent Nobara 4:30 PM
  • PEAK – The Rescuers 7:00 PM

JULY 7 (Saturday)

  • Ninja Kids 2:00 PM
  • Tomorrow’s Joe 4:30 PM
  • Happy Flight 7:00 PM

JULY 8 (Sunday)

  • Colorful 2:00 PM
  • In His Chart 4:30 PM
  • Abacus and Sword 7:00 PM

JULY 9 (Monday)

  • PEAK – The Rescuers 2:00 PM
  • Railways 4:30 PM
  • Villain 7:00 PM

JULY 10 (Tuesday)

  • Happy Flight 2:00 PM
  • Tomorrow’s Joe 4:30 PM
  • Colorful 7:00 PM

JULY 11 (Wednesday)

  • Ninja Kids 2:00 PM
  • Permanent Nobara 4:30 PM
  • In His Chart 7:00 PM

JULY 12 (Thursday)

  • Abacus and Sword 2:00 PM
  • Railways 4:30 PM
  • Villain 7:00 PM

JULY 13 (Friday)

  • Tomorrow’s Joe 2:00 PM
  • Happy Flight 4:30 PM
  • PEAK – The Rescuers 7:00 PM

JULY 14 (Saturday)

  • Permanent Nobara 2:00 PM
  • Ninja Kids 4:30 PM
  • In His Chart 7:00 PM

JULY 15 (Sunday)

  • Abacus and Sword 2:00 PM
  • Colorful 4:30 PM
  • Villain 7:00 PM

UP FILM INSTITUTE, UP-Diliman, Quezon City

AUGUST 15 (Wednesday)

  • PEAK – The Rescuers 2:00 PM
  • Abacus and Sword 4:30 PM
  • Railways 7:00 PM

AUGUST 16 (Thursday)

  • Ninja Kids 2:00 PM
  • Tomorrow’s Joe 4:30 PM
  • In His Chart 7:00 PM

AUGUST 17 (Friday)

  • Colorful 2:00 PM
  • Happy Flight 4:30 PM
  • Villain 7:00 PM

AUGUST 18 (Saturday)

  • Permanent Nobara 2:00 PM
  • Tomorrow’s Joe 4:30 PM
  • Railways 7:00 PM

AUGUST 20 (Monday)

  • Abacus and Sword 2:00 PM
  • In His Chart 4:30 PM
  • Permanent Nobara 7:00 PM

AUGUST 21 (Tuesday)

  • PEAK – The Rescuers 2:00 PM
  • Colorful 4:30 PM
  • Villain 7:00 PM

For screening schedules in Cebu & Davao and information about the films, check out the 2012 Eiga Sai Flyer. This press release is from the JFMO website.

If you ask me, after reading the synopsis of each film, I’m excited to watch all of them. Take your pick and mark your calendars 😉

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I just realized I haven’t posted about Toycon yet. I went there to meet with my friend Franz and his friends Eves and Apol. I was just going to have my phone fixed (which they didn’t, since it was just a showroom). I didn’t have plans to go inside the Megatrade Halls, however, I didn’t want to be left outside.

Ready to explore, go out and repeat. 😛

Now, take a look into Toycon Day 2!

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My friends and I were supposed to be in a client meeting yesterday, but since there was some kind of misunderstanding, we ended up agreeing to spend time together. One of them wanted to watch The Amazing Spiderman, the other wanted Prometheus. Since the next Spiderman movie isn’t showing yet, we ended up with Prometheus.

This is one of those times that I didn’t look up information about the movie beforehand. I was expecting the movie to be related to Greek Mythology.

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I’m one of the lucky bloggers who were able to score a special invite for the advance screening and press conference of the French movie Special Forces. Held last June 8, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia, the press conference came first at the IMAX Theater then the advanced screening at Cinema 1.

Coming alone as always, I am glad to meet and share this experience with a fellow blogger and movie buff.

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I’m on the quest of a list of books to read this year (so I can build my cafe into something similar to the picture above.. just joking :P). No Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games nor books by Paulo Coelho or Nicholas Sparks too. I’ve already read those.

To start it off, here’s my current list:

So far that’s what on my reading list which I plan to get started on ASAP.

Anyone who can recommend me a good book? 🙂

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